Founded in 1796, Oakwood Friends School is New York State's oldest co-educational boarding and day school. It is an independent, college preparatory school serving grades 6-12.
Growing at Oakwood
While Oakwood Friends School has witnessed many changes over the last decades, there remains several constants. Along with mission and culture and sense of community, two other constants have greeted us every year since 1984 - Bill and Nancy Doolittle. For 36 years Bill and Nancy have engaged in virtually every aspect of the Oakwood community. This July they will begin a new chapter as they retire and move to Maine, close to their children and grandchildren.
The recent edition of Friends Journal included the writing of rising senior and Oakwood's 2020-21 co-clerk Ila Kumar. Ila's writing was also recently featured in The Lily, a publication of the Washington Post, for its “Dear future self” high school essay contest. Friends Journal, whose mission is to communicate Quaker experience in order to connect and deepen spiritual lives, has readership located in all 50 states and 43 foreign countries. Following is the article in its entirety.
I've been involved with Oakwood Model UN for a total of three years, and have attended five conferences. I joined because I'm very interested in global affairs and working with others to try and resolve problems that seem to be bigger than myself.